Katie Thwaite is an intern pursuing her Master’s in Social Work at Cleveland State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College. She has extensive experience applying evidence-based practices in behavior change. In addition to her internship with 20/20 Life Counseling, she works for an agency as a crisis intervention specialist, utilizing trauma-informed care practices with survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault. Katie is also gaining valuable experience in the nonprofit sector as an intern at C.A.B.E.L.. Her ideal clients are women from adolescence to early middle adulthood and couples. Areas of clinical interest include empathic personalities, anxiety disorder, and trauma. Often, family roles, hidden trauma, and/or one’s attachment style serve as barriers to healthy relational functioning. To address these and other challenges, Katie assists clients in identifying the root causes of issues and developing skills to build self-esteem, confidence, and assertiveness. With effort and over time, it is possible to cultivate a secure attachment style! She employs Psychodynamic, Attachment-Based, EFT, DBT, and Family Systems modalities in her approach. Katie also finds immense value in the human-animal bond as a method for healing.
Katie believes wholly in the transformative potential of psychotherapy. Her goal is to support the client throughout this process and is committed to fostering a space in which healing and growth can take place.
Along with opening a private practice one day, her interests lie in research/education in women’s sexuality and large-scale policy reform; both of which birthed her passion for and dedication to social justice issues.
Individual Therapy In Person & Virtual
Group Therapy In Person